Aller, Somerset Family History Guide

Aller is an Ancient Parish in the county of Somerset.

Other places in the parish include: Oath.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1560
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1598

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Parishes adjacent to Aller

  • Langport
  • Burrowbridge
  • Curry Rivel
  • Greinton
  • Land Common to North Curry and Stoke St Gregory
  • High Ham
  • Huish Episcopi
  • Othery
  • Ashcott

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ALLER, a village and a parish in Langport district, Somerset. The village stands near the river Parret and the Durston and Yeovil railway, 2½ miles N of Langport; and has a post office under Taunton. This is said to be the place where Guthrum and his Danes were baptized after their defeat by Alfred at Edington. The parish includes also the tything of Oath. Acres, 3,651. Real property, £6,454. Pop., 518. Houses, 115. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £623. Patron, Emmanuel College, Cambridge. The church was restored in 1861. There are an Independent chapel, a national school, and charities £8. Dr. Ralph Cudworth, the author of the "Intellectual System of the Uuiverse," was a native; and his father was rector. A detachment of Goring's army was defeated, in 1645, on Aller Moor.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Aller, 7¼ miles W. Somerton. P. 599.

Source: Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

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County: Somerset
Civil Registration District: Langport
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Wells
Diocese: Bath and Wells
Rural Deanery: Ilchester
Poor Law Union: Langport
Hundred: Somerton
Province: Canterbury